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Hi Everyone, I am new to the forums
I have been collecting 1/64th scale diecast for a long time with an alterior motive... I am an S scale train modeler.
As such, I am not so "in the loop" about die cast collecting and have a few questions.
First, maybe this is common knowledge in the collecting community, but where can you find new or good used vinyl 48 car carry cases? I used to get them at KB Toys, but then it seems Hot Wheels decided the design was too dated and replaced them with the hard plastic ones. I really don't like my cars rolling around in those cases and much prefer the old vinyl style.

Second, how close are the Pixar "Cars" playsets to 1/64th scale and where can one find them easily and or at a good price? they are out of stock at walmart.com, are they really popular?

Last, does anyone make cases or have suggestions for storing 1/64th scale semi trucks? I just keep most of mine in the origonal boxes which is a pain and takes up a lot of space.

Thanks,
SPLsaab
 

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Vinyl cases are long gone I think.
Shop goodwill

another one

But Walmart is selling some nice 48 car cases. The Pros like to line handgun cases with foam and custom cut openings for the cars.
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SPLsaab said:
Hi Everyone, I am new to the forums
I have been collecting 1/64th scale diecast for a long time with an alterior motive... I am an S scale train modeler.
As such, I am not so "in the loop" about die cast collecting and have a few questions.

Second, how close are the Pixar "Cars" playsets to 1/64th scale and where can one find them easily and or at a good price? they are out of stock at walmart.com, are they really popular?
Thanks,
SPLsaab
Compared to the regular 1/64 like Johnny Lightning and Hotwheels, the Pixar cars are a bit bigger. Depending on which cars you buy, it might not be that obvious, but something like The King will stand out. Tomica makes a Lightning McQueen that seems to be closer to a correct 1/64.
As for WalMart - Wait a week, they'll be back. The stores around here just got tons of them back in stock. They sold real fast at first, but now they have slowed down a bit.
 

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The Pixars CARS cars (and therefore the CARS playsets) are closer to 1/55 scale. You can use them but you'll really notice the difference.
 

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Just a quick note. most anything you found at K`Bee's you'll find at a Toys r us, you could try there. Kbee's went out of bussiness in these parts.Hope it helps
 

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Hi all,
Thanks so much for the replies.

I have another question,
how accurately scaled are the Kyosho 1/64 cars? I have not seen any of them.
 

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Welcome to HT SPLsaab. :wave:
Sorry I can't answer any of your questions. Either they were already answered or I have not seen what you are asking about.

I would like to someday build a train model. So far I only have one boxcar and have no idea what scale it is.



Enjoy your stay here and post some pics of your trains when you get a chance!
 

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Hi CenterShock,
That Lionel JL car is O scale, or 1/48 scale

I know i have some pics of my trains and cars around somewhere, I will have to dig them up!

later,
SPLsaab
 
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